Saturday, March 27, 2010

KL SNS Challenge 23 - Boxes

OK, I have to completely honest here ... I don't normally make boxes, bags or any other things; so when I first heard about KL SNS and Kristine's challenge, my first thought was "ugh." But being part of a design team means challenging yourself and growing so I dutifully went to SCS' resource page to find something to do. I found this card purse and immediately fell in love with how cute it was.

Guess what ... this box was really fun to make and came together easily. I've decided to use it for an end of the year gift for my son's teacher (assuming I can wrest it away from him ... he likes it too). The box is the perfect size to put a bag of unpopped popcorn, a card and a gift certificate for Best Buy.

This is Chuck and the Space Sign from High Hopes. How cute are the new stamps from Dustin Pike's line? On the back I used the space ship from the same stamp group.

Now ink up those stamps and join us in this week's challenge!!

While you may use any stamps to participate in the challenges, if you have any of the stamps from KL Stampin N' Scrappin , we'd love to see them! Feel free to combine challenge with your entry.

You have until Friday, April 2nd. at 12 midnight EST to link your entry.

Check out the challenge details on the design team blog for KL Stampin N Scrappin by clicking here!! Come on and join the fun for a chance to win a surprise Easter package this week worth $15-20!!

Reminders: Only a few more days left to use the March code, and if you haven't already -- sign up for the mailing list to get special offers at Kelly's store that aren't always announced here on the blog. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

KL SNS Challenge 22

Hey-a, Hi-a, Ho-there

It's Saturday so you know what that means ... another Challenge over at KL SNS. This week our challenge was to create a card with sewing and flowers to celebrate National Quilting Day. I wanted to use my new stamp from DRS Designs. This is a new line that Kelly is now stocking at her store. There are 7 designs, with many of them just in time for Easter.

Since I didn't have a subtle shade of DP, I made my own with with shaving cream. My kids were in HEAVEN! I love all the perks of this technique ... your studio smells awesome and actually ends up clean afterward. I don't know if you can see in the picture but I used purple, blue and silver. Sorry about the darkness of the pictures but it is snowing like crazy here and we're kinda lacking in the natural sunlight I normally use.

"But Joanna," you say, " isn't the challenge to use sewing AND FLOWERS?" Yep. And that's why I made card number TWO! I don't know about you but once I step away from a card ... I hate adding to it. I'd rather just start over fresh.

I used the DRS Designs stamp again and challenged myself to make it look different. I think the two card DO look different, what about you? In hindsight I realize that I probably should have made the cross drape white (since HE has already risen on Easter) but I forgot.

So head on over to Kelly's and play. Remember the top three cards win the cool blinky for their blog.

Your deadline is Friday, March 26th at 12 midnight EST.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stampin N Scrappin with ME!!

Hey all! Here's the Pot O' Gold that we gave Caleb's teacher this morning. After decorating the can, we filled it with pens, post-it notes and gift certificates from Starbucks and Target ... everything you need to bring a smile to a tired teacher's face.

If you want more details, head on over to KL SNS and check out the pictures.

Have a GREAT
St. Patrick's Day

High Hopes-St. Patrick's Day Hat
C.C. Designs Sugarplums Party

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mojo Monday on Tuesday AGAIN!

Here's the card that I made for Mojo Monday and the sketch we were to use:

DH's comments were "It's too dark and you didn't do much stamping." Whatever dude.

He has a point but really, there wasn't much ROOM for stamping.

Special thanks to Michelle for her computer expertise otherwise this and many other pictures would have remained locked on my little camera storage hootie forever.

I'm off to enjoy some Spring weather. It's 56 and sunny!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

KL SNS Challenge 21

Happy Saturday!

I have to admit that I am thrilled that it's Saturday. I've been living on 5 and 1/2 hours of sleep for three days now and I plan to spend today sleeping, dozing and maybe I'll nap later.

But enough about my lack of sleep ... on to the challenge. This week's hostess is Jacilynn and she gave us a sketch to follow.

You have probably noticed that I left the ribbon off my card. I tried it with ribbon and I just didn't have the correct shade of purple to match my pretty paper. Is there any wonder WHY my ribbon drawer won't close? It's not that I want to buy more ribbon, I need it. :-) Can you tell that ribbon is an obsession of mine?

This image is Bunny Love from High Hopes and it's one of my favorites. I love how versatile it is.

So, in keeping with the whole "bunny" theme. Hop on over to KL SNS and play. Remember the top 3 cards submitted get the Top 3 blinky.

Your deadline to participate is Friday, March 19th at 12 midnight EST.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Challenge 20: Buttons

Happy March Y'all!

March ... can you believe it? This week our challenge is to use Buttons! I am looking forward to Spring and wanted to use the brightest colors I could find.

This is Party Hippo from High Hopes. Isn't she the cutest. She is available at the newly redesigned KL SNS.

Don't forget that your deadline is Friday, March 12th at 12 midnight EST.
The prize? There will be blinky awards for the Top 3 best cards,

All paper: Archivers
Stamps: High Hopes: Party Hippo, phrase: SU
Accesories: Buttons!! Nestibilities, Cuttlebug folder

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mercy's Challenge 63

It's Friday and I am only now posting my card for Mercy's Tuesday morning challenge ... does this tell you how my week has been? Here's the sketch that Mercy posted for Challenge 63:

I needed a baby card. Jacilynn, one of my fellow Design Team members from KL SNS, just had a brand new baby girl. It seemed like a perfect layout for a sweet baby card.

And speaking of babies ... my niece is having contractions. I could be a great aunt by the end of the day (yippee).

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mojo Monday AND Pink Elephant challenges

Everyone is mad at me today. I started sweeping and as I pulled out the dining room chairs to get to the hardened pieces of play-doh wedged in the crevices, I displaced both cats. One meowed and the other just gave me a withering look before padding off to the bedroom to get his revenge ... perhaps with a well placed hairball under the pillow.

The dog, who needs to be near me ... always, gave a heavy sigh each time I asked him to move. And when I tapped him with my broom for the 12th time in a minute, he too abandoned his quest for togetherness.

The last straw was when the two four year olds complained. One dressed in an apron and carrying a light sabre and the other wearing a crooked page-boy wig and half a giraffe costume were running through my house and slid through my pile sending it careening in all directions. "Mom," said the aproned Jedi Knight. "This," he said sweeping his arm to encompass all my cleaning supplies, "it just isn't safe."

I took it as a sign from God, and went down to stamp.

This card fulfills two challenges. The layout is based on the Mojo Monday sketch. I moved the eyelets from the end of the rectangle to the corners of my card. My rectangle was too short!

I am not sure what stamp this is since it's an RAK sent from a fellow stamper. I also fulfilled Lori and the Pink Elephant team since her challenge is to use green ... and there is green on my card ... a bit anyway!